March 2017
Newsflash #81

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
RIAL en Colombia
10th Call for Bilateral Cooperation of the RIAL closes March 15
The deadline for receiving proposals for the 10th Call for Bilateral Cooperation of the RIAL is March 15. The guidelines of the call can be consulted by clicking
here. Selected proposals will be announced no later than March 31.
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Countries of the Americas celebrate International Women's Day
As part of International Women's Day, held on March 8, countries of the region celebrated women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements over time. Several Ministries of Labor presented their advances, strategies and mechanisms implemented in favor of them, highlighting their commitment to continue working on the guarantee of their labor rights, their inclusion in the labor market and gender equality, among others. 
Caribbean countries receive technical cooperation to prevent child labor
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Brazil, undertook a South-South Cooperation Mission to Saint Lucia (6th-7th March 2017) and the Bahamas (9th-10th March 2017). This is the first of several planned missions within the framework of a regional capacity-building project for the Caribbean countries that are members of the ILO’s Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour.

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Colombia: provides tax benefits to employers hiring victims of gender violence
Guatemala: presents national strategy to prevent irregular migration of guatemalans 
El Salvador: installs second of ten mobile kiosks to offer public services in labor issues
Honduras: develops workshop to eradicate child labor in coffee areas
Peru: people affected by natural disasters will benefit from more than 500 temporary jobs
United States: announces availability of funding to disadvantaged youth

OAS: Meeting of Working Groups and Preparatory Meeting of XX IACML
April 27-28, 2017
Asuncion, Paraguay
OAS: Scholarship Opportunities
The Dialogue: The State of Skills Development in Latin America
March 20, 2017
Washington DC, United States
IOE-WEF: Global Forum for Migration and Development Business Meeting 
April 3-4, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
ILO: The Future of Work we want - A  Global Dialogue
April 6-7, 2017
ILO Headquarters
ILO: Tripartite Meeting on Improving Employment and Working Conditions in Health Services
April 24-28, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
ILO: International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch
May 11-12, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
ILO: "Women, gender and work: Social choices and inequalities." Volume 2

ILO: "Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work"
WEF: "The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017"
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